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RDA Sunshine Coast Region

Resident workers - Key statistics

52,576 people or 34.7% of the RDA Sunshine Coast Region's resident workers have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
RDA Sunshine Coast Region20162011Change
NameNumber%Queensland %Number%Queensland %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)151,647100.0100.0135,078100.0100.0+16,569
Males76,70250.652.069,35651.353.0+7,346
Females74,94549.448.065,72448.747.0+9,221
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years21,87814.415.619,96214.816.5+1,916
25 - 54 years96,27463.565.688,41865.566.4+7,856
55 - 64 years26,44717.414.822,09316.414.0+4,354
65 years and over7,0474.64.04,6013.43.1+2,446
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance22,28214.713.018,01013.311.9+4,272
Construction18,11311.99.015,62511.69.0+2,488
Retail trade16,72811.09.917,12312.710.7-395
Top three occupations--------------
Professionals28,96119.119.824,40118.118.9+4,560
Technicians and trades workers24,38616.114.321,75616.114.9+2,630
Clerical and administrative workers19,24312.713.618,36613.614.7+877
Hours worked--------------
Full time84,89156.062.476,13456.463.9+8,757
Part time64,16542.335.856,26941.733.9+7,896
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree33,92022.425.125,42118.821.5+8,499
Advanced diploma or diploma18,65612.310.914,53410.89.3+4,122
Certificate level44,61129.426.437,49427.824.8+7,117
No qualifications50,37233.235.052,14438.640.6-1,772
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50030,96620.417.7--------
$500 -$1,74996,80063.863.8--------
$1,750 or more21,40214.117.0--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car109,19372.069.394,71270.167.4+14,481
Public Transport3,5062.37.02,9072.27.5+599
Bicycle1,1600.81.01,0710.81.1+89
Walked only3,9082.63.34,2933.23.7-385
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas34,58622.825.829,43921.823.7+5,147
Speaks a language other than English at home8,2485.412.35,3874.09.6+2,861
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20165,0233.34.7--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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